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Tarot – Adjustment (VIII)

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Adjustment: The Equilibration of Opposites The court cards describe the process of Tetragrammaton and this card refers to a specific moment in that process. The final adjustment of this formula is when the daughter (Heh final) is redeemed by her marriage with the son (Vau) and set up on the throne of the mother (Heh) […]

Tarot – The Chariot (VII)

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The Chariot: The Adepts Sacrifice   Cancer as attributed to the Chariot (ATU VII), calls in the Priestess (ATU II) as the moon which rules Cancer is attributed to her. It also calls in Fortune (ATU X) as Jupiter which is exalted in Cancer is attributed to it. Study of these two cards is a […]

Tarot – The Lovers (VI)

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The Lovers: Virtue of the One Becoming the All What is immediately apparent in this card (Atu VI) is the attribution of Gemini which is ruled by Mercury. Both the astrological sign and its planetary ruler are of an intellectual or mental plane denomination (at least on certain levels). Further, to enhance this angle for […]

Tarot – The Emperor

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The Emperor: The Authority of the Initiate In the world of Tarot deck publication we are besieged with a potpourri of designer decks from non-initiates with one fetish or another. At best, they popularize the medium and at their worst, they promulgate ignorance. Either way, they are an abomination that confuses the Western Mystery Tradition […]

Tarot – The Fool

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The Fool: Namesake of the Master The Qabalistic attributions for this first card of the Major Arcana are as follows: 1. The Hebrew letter Aleph 2. The number Zero 3. The Alchemical element of Air Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and the first of the three mother letters. It is written […]

New2Gnosis: Depression, by Frater Apollonius

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Hi All…another question found in the inbox this morning: I regularly see occultists ask in other groups about depression and grief, would you please address this [sic] from a Gnostic perspective. First, there’s everything healthy and functional about grief; if it’s a temporary state of mind. When we’ve lost someone; either through a break-up of […]

New2Gnosis: The Subject of Lucifer

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Hi All…another question came into my mailbox: With so many popularizing Lucifer the morning star, could you [give] this myth’s place in Gnostic practice? There’s a certain difficulty in this. As is said, a lie told often enough, becomes the truth. Lucifer in Christian terminology has become synonymous with Satan. And though Satan is a […]

New2Gnosis : Gnostic Cosmology by Frater Apollonius

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Another question was sent to us by email: Can you please explain briefly the gnostic cosmology and where humans stand in this mix? This is a bit difficult to answer in that there are several different cosmologies adopted by different sects of Gnostics. The best way to understand these is to understand that any cosmology […]

Discovering Gnosis: The Sacred Human

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  Gnostic philosophy is often confused and misrepresented as the synonymous with traditional Christian Religion. Branded as heretics and marginalized by the more modern religions of the world, Gnosticism holds one of the most self-respecting belief systems to date. Often confused with more traditional sects of Christianity, the truth of what this ancient Science teaches […]

Discovering Gnosis – Introduction

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I am euphoric to have this opportunity to contribute to this work in motion. Thelemic Gnosticism is very exciting to be a part of because of its timely addition to the Great Work. Occultism is popular for many reasons these days. Who can blame those who are curious and consider the mysteries to be worth […]

Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System

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Hints that the building blocks of the chemistry of life are universal 8 April 2015 For the first time, astronomers have detected the presence of complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, in a protoplanetary disc surrounding a young star. The discovery, made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), reaffirms that the conditions […]

VALENTINUS A Gnostic for All Seasons

by Stephan A. Hoeller When questioned regarding the personal elements in his lifelong interest in matters Gnostic, Professor Gilles Quispel, the noted Gnostic expert and associate of C.G. Jung, tells a remarkable story. During the dark and hopeless years of World War II, when life and the world seemed lacking in hope and joy, Quispel […]